|SIPRI Update: Global Security & Arms Control|
SIPRI at 50—A Year of Reflection on Peace and Security: Looking at peace from a gender perspective and why it matters
SIPRI released the third film, 'Looking at peace from a gender perspective and why it matters', in its short-film series 2016—A Year of Reflection. The film features SIPRI Research Assistant Emma Bjertén-Günther, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and SIPRI Chairman Sven-Olof Petersson discussing the role of gender in peace processes.
Watch the third film or see the whole series thus far on SIPRI's YouTube channel.
This film series is produced in cooperation with Different Films Limited.
Economics trumps geopolitics as China announces lowest defence budget increase in years
African stakeholders call for more comprehensive, robust and long-term peace operations
As part of its New Geopolitics of Peace Operations in Africa Initiative, SIPRI and its project partner, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) organized a series of dialogue meetings with diplomats, military representatives and academics in five subregions of Africa. The meetings focused on peace operations in Africa and are summarized in five SIPRI workshop reports.
The reports can be downloaded from the SIPRI website. Please contect Xenia Avezov for more information.
Security in the Caucasus—see what’s new on SIPRI’s blog WritePeace
Middle East Conflict Risks Overspill into the Caucasus
Read this and all earlier WritePeace blog contributions.
|4 April 2016, 16.20–18.00, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Press Room, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm
Nuclear Disarmament: Revisiting the Legacy of Olof Palme
To mark the 30th commemoration of the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, invites esteemed guests to a panel discussion on nuclear disarmament.
5 and 8 April 2016, Stimson Center, Washington, DC, and United Nations Headquarters, New York
April 2016, Stockholm
|7 March 2016, SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna
The transportation sector as counterproliferation partner
SIPRI hosted an event to celebrate the development of the new SIPRI Good Practice Guides, designed to support partnerships between the transportation sector and government authorities to counter weapons proliferation.
15 March 2016, Museum of the Mediterranean, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm
Watch a video of the panel discussion on SIPRI's YouTube channel.
16 March 2016, Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken 6, Stockholm
Ahead of the March 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, SIPRI and the Embassy of Kazakhstan hosted a discussion on new initiatives for energy security and non-proliferation. Read a review of the event (with photos).
|New Governing Board member
Dr Radha Kumar joined SIPRI's Governing Board in March. She is currently Director General of the Delhi Policy Group, the first independent think tank in India. Dr Kumar holds a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University and an MA and BA from Cambridge University. She is a specialist in ethnic conflicts, peacemaking and peacebuilding, often with a feminist perspective.
See Dr Kumar's biography on the SIPRI website.
|New Senior Researcher in Climate and Security
Dr Malin Mobjörk joined SIPRI in February as a Senior Researcher in the Security and Development Programme. Her work focuses on climate change, security and development. She has studied climate-induced migration, natural resource-based violent conflicts and compounding risk analysis. Dr Mobjörk obtained her PhD in Water and Environmental Studies from Linköping University in 2004.
See Dr Mobjörk's biography on the SIPRI website.
|SIPRI IN THE MEDIA|
|>>Pieter Wezeman commented to IPS on the prospects of an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia.
>>Damir Esenaliev gave an interview to the Akipress news agency about the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey and recent economic developments.
>>Tariq Rauf was interviewed by Tehran Times on Iran’s nuclear programme.
>>Gary Milante contributed to Sustainable Development Goals: the people's agenda with a piece on fragile development.
>>SIPRI data was quoted in a recent episode of 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'.
>> More SIPRI in the media ...
New SIPRI publication on peacebuilding in Mali
SIPRI issued the new Insight on Peace and Security: Opportunity and challenges for civil society contributions to peacebuilding in Mali by Gaudence Nyirabikali.
Peace and security in Mali remained fragile at the end of 2015, despite the official endorsement in May and June 2015 of a peace agreement by all the parties to the political conflict. Civil society has the potential to promote an inclusive dialogue among all stakeholders and to contribute to other peacebuilding activities.
This SIPRI Insight on Peace and Security discusses some of the opportunities and challenges for civil society contributions to the ongoing peace process, and the policy implications for effective civil society contributions to the peacebuilding agenda in Mali.
Download the SIPRI Insight on Peace and Security.
|New Non-Proliferation Paper
SIPRI's Dr Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley wrote the new Non-Proliferatoin Paper No. 48, titled 'The dual-use export control policy review: Balancing security, trade and academic freedom in a changing world' for the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium.
Read the Non-Proliferation Paper on SIPRI's website.
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
The 46th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook is a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. It covers developments during 2014, including:
Download a summary of the SIPRI Yearbook 2015.
| © SIPRI 2016. ISSN 1654-8264.
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